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ISSN : 1738-4125(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7509(Online)
Journal of Odor and Indoor Environment Vol.7 No.3 pp.166-178

석면해체・제거업체의 작업현장 실태조사

한양대학교 병원 산업의학과, 1)동아대학교 예방의학교실
2)한국산업안전보건공단, 3)세명대학교

A Survey of Asbestos Dismantlement & Removal Companies

Jung Man Kim1)*, Sang Hyo Sim, Chan Ho Jin2), Hee Lyun Park2), Chun-Hwa Jeoung3)
1)Department of Preventive Medicine, Dong-A University
Department of Industrial Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University
2)Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency
3)Department of Occupational Health & Safety Engineering Semyung University


This study has attempted to investigate current asbestos laws in the amended Occupational Safety andHealth Act on the removal and disposal of asbestos. Among 800 registered asbestos removal and disposalcompanies, 499 firms were investigated from August 7 to December 10, 2009. The qualified inspectors(those with Industrial Hygiene Engineer’s License or higher-level technical license) are educated for morethan three hours before starting the inspection. In terms of regional distribution, Gyeonggi / Incheon was thehighest with 105 companies(21%), followed by Daegu / Gyeongbuk(100, 20%), Chungbuk(97, 19.4%),Jeonbuk(37, 7.4%), Gwangju / Jeonnam (35, 7.0%) and Seoul(33, 6.6%).In terms of the number of education and technical assistances(1,348 in total) among 499 asbestos removaland disposal companies ,‘personal protective equipment and putting it on(287, 21.3%)’ was the highest,followed by ‘safety & health actions by asbestos removal and disposal work(171, 12.7%),’ ‘hazard ofasbestos(168, 12.5%),’ ‘NO SMOKING and NO FOOD(164, 12.2%)’ and ‘prevention of asbestos fibers frombeing airborne(12, 0.9%).’A questionnaire consisted of 11 questions regarding the obse tance of enforcementordinances associated with the removal and disposal of asbestos.According to an investigation on the current status of the workplace based on inspectors’ checklists, 3scores were maintained in average. This paper has limitations because it has failed to randomly investigatethe workplace because it is very strict to visit the asbestos removal and disposal sites.